Re-evaluating Repertoire

Re-evaluating Repertoire

“Stop using junk music that sounds like every other junk piece. There’s an awful lot of music out there called educational music, but it’s not really educational at all.” ~ The Instrumentalist, 1990 “What we need fewer of are the self-styled experts who think their...
What is Good Band Music?

What is Good Band Music?

A brief exploration of Wind band music in a Singapore context [blockquote author=”” ]Art in our society has become perverted to such a degree that not only has bad art come to be considered good, but even the very notion of what art is has been lost, so...
Impressions of SYF

Impressions of SYF

The Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Arts Presentation for Concert Bands at the Secondary School Level took place from 31st March to 10th April, with the participation of 147 bands over a period of 8 days. During my visit to Singapore then, I attended and listened to...